Title: Country Soul, 2nd Edition
Author: Remmy Duchene
Genre: Contemporary Western
Length: 120 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 17, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: When Jackson Rawlings comes out of the closet, he loses everything: from his record label to the self-confidence he needs to perform on stage. Jackson feels as if the world is out to get him. Broken and afraid, he escapes to Hallesford and the ranch he calls home. All he wants is to live out the rest of his life peacefully and out of the spotlight.
But the fates just love interfering in his life.
Marques Lopez is the owner of Phoenix Records, and not only does he hate what happened to Jackson, he feels Jackson Rawlings has plenty more to contribute to the music industry. He ventures into small-town USA to find the singer and when he does, Jackson is a mere fragment of the man he used to be.
To make matters worse, Marques’s body and heart step in to present him with a choice between business and pleasure—unless he could have his cake and eat it too….
First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2011.
Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7428
Review: I have never really thought I would actually like stories about music or country boys. However after reading this I think I changed my mind. I knew that prejudice was still going strong, but these days one would think differently about gay country singers.
I would have loved to stand up and shout at Jackson’s old producer.
Jackson was one hot country singer who had the carpet pulled out from under him. His label decided they didn’t want to be associated with a gay singer. Now all he wanted to do was to make music, but it wasn’t until a sexy man showing up that might be able to change his mind.
Marques wanted Jackson to sing for him, but after meeting the man he wanted more. He just has to help the man heal and to see that he was very much wanted. He was wanted as a singer by many and he was wanted as a man by Marques.
It really is hard to write a good review when you can manage to give the story away. However I have to tell you that this story not only has the romance, but it seems to have an underline message about drinking that pulled my heart-strings.
I have to say that something was missing but it doesn’t take away from the story at all. I had fun with it and look forward to reading more by this amazing author.
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